commercially disappointing major label rock/alternative albums of 1996

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2 minutes too long.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still like the little squealy riff from the song wax ecstatic, but my good everything else. the rhythm section of this band is a bunch of fucking stiffs

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Originally intended to be a concept album revolving around the death of a Memphis drag queen, that idea was aborted, though many of the tracks that ended up making the cut originated from this idea.

this makes track 4, the drag queens of memphis, slightly less inexplicable but it's a horrible woozy genre exercise. you're supposed to save those for the second half of the album guys!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna listen to as much of wax ecstatic as i can until i have to pick my gf up

― call all destroyer, Saturday, May 5, 2012 1:21 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this may not have been a great idea

― call all destroyer, Saturday, May 5, 2012 1:25 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol

some dude, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

man you can't listen to the actual recording of "molly" on spotify which is their only ok song.

actually i'm listening to it on youtube and it's better than ok.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

amped-up jangle rock shouldve been more of a thing

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Plowed" is a pretty decent song.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm always on the fence about plowed.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to it now, the chord progression thru the verse is nice

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus, youtube really wants me to watch the video for "in the meantime"

fine youtube, happy now?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

''Mungo City'' would sit well on this thread.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm. does that album have a cult following or am i making that up?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

bump

some dude, Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

really debating which one of these album titles makes the best euphemism for alienating a fanbase. "oh yeah, they Razorblade Suitcased that shit up on that one." "jesus, they dropped a Fairweather Johnson on that second abum." "you think they went Tiny Music last time? this one is straight up Friction, Baby."

some dude, Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi i still probably listen to no code ~10 times per year.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never really got that into No Code, not like I did the previous three. That was where I got off the PJ train, in fact. Aside from "Hail, Hail", which is pretty killer, I remember more about the packaging gimmicks than I do about the music. And that was during a summer when it was rattling around in my backpack with about 15 other tapes that were on near-constant Walkman rotation. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't my thing (anymore).

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I have a deep emotional connection to most of those other albums (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, Sebadoh's Harmacy, Cibo Matto's Viva La Woman, and the Kids soundtrack, among others) as a result of the trials of that summer that's strangely absent wrt No Code.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sebadoh's Harmacy, Cibo Matto's Viva La Woman, and the Kids soundtrack

what a time to be alive

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Missing Poll Choice:

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 May 2012 05:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I was 16 IIRC my top 5 albums of 1996 went something like 1. Tiny music 2. odelay 3. she's the one 4. evil empire 5. sublime s/t

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i loved tiny music when i was 12 or 13. thank god i got into indie rock.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dust vs. Black Love vs New Adventures for me. I'm going to plump for New Adventures but it's very close. Probably sold more than anything except the Metallica album now I come to think of it.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 10 May 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never realised so many people liked No Code... I remember in the late '90s I couldn't find a single person who had anything good to say about the record!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are we supposed to choose the one we like or the most disappointing one?

broom air, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

that petty soundtrack is kind of great -- if only it weren't saddled to that horrible horrible movie.

tylerw, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voting for best/favorite/etc.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that She's The One soundtrack, despite association with Ed Burns bleeeeegggggggghh

"Walls (Circus)" is still one of my favorite later-Petty songs

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Walls" is rull good. I used to listen to She's The One while playing PC games. Also I didn't realize "Asshole" was a Beck cover until I bought One Foot In The Grave a year or 2 later.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Considering the success of Wallflowers and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," I'd say She's The One would've fit into this poll perfectly.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

otoh

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

did markers vote twice?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Porno For Pyros - Good God's Urge 4

wau

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stone Temple Pilots 6

It appears I don't understand a lot more things in this world than I thought

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

DAMN RIGHT! :D

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens to murgatroyd, this thing got nearly 150 responses! some kind of record?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens!

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

gracious!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

This one really deserves its last place.

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a topic near and dear to everyone's heart.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

its the last decade before most ilxors got jaded

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

now I wish She's The One had been a part of this

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Petty along w/ Cracker definitely shoulda been options but tbf they probably both would've been down in the 2 vote ghetto with Type O Negative.

i kinda figured this would have a good turnout and wide distribution of votes, but i really didn't think all but 3 albums would get votes!! also v happy that Hi-Fi beat Pinkerton.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinda sorta feel like Blow It Out Your Ass, It's Veruca Salt fits the bill here? Except for the pesky fact of it being an EP.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite under-the-radar follow-up EP of 1996 is Ruth Ruth's The Little Death, which is fucking incredible and better than maybe 2 or 3 of the albums on this list

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

better than ALL BUT maybe 2 or 3 etc.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

sd how old are u?

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

30, was 14 in '96

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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